Vermintide 2 screenshot of the Warrior Priest in action

[Update #2]: In celebration of the series' seventh anniversary, Fatshark is both giving away Vermintide 2 and unleashing a brand new map for us to explore!

[Update]: Vermintide 2 is celebrating its four-year anniversary this March 2022 with a big sale and the always fun A Quiet Drink map.

Even though Warhammer 40k: Darktide is set to arrive early next year, Fatshark doesn't seem to be slowing down with the Vermintide 2 updates! Last time around they beefed up the free Chaos Wastes expansion with new cosmetics and challenges to overcome, while the newest update has now brought in the mighty Warrior Priest as a DLC career for Saltzpyre.

Before we get into the meat of things, allow me to share with you two of the trailers. The first is the cinematic one setting up the whole premise behind the Warrior Priest, while the second one is the classic gameplay trailer that will give you a better idea of what it all looks like in action. Have a peek:

Much like before, the DLC comes in two parts: the 3,5€ base DLC that brings with it the Warrior Priest career and all of the accompanying content, and the completely optional, cosmetic-focused bundle that gets you the Warrior Priest and a bunch of costumes for 8,80€. In other words, if you don't care about cosmetic stuff and just want to play the Warrior Priest, the base DLC is all you'll ever need.

Where the Warrior Priest differs from the rest of the DLC careers, however, is in the amount of new weapons! Instead of simply adding two new ones to play around with, it brings with it a grand total of six: the two-handed Reckoner Great Hammer, the Skull-Splitter Hammer & Blessed Tome combo, the hammer & shield combo, the flail & shield combo, and the dual hammer combo! Some of these weapons have recycled movesets from other heroes, but considering that each character and career plays differently, that's not really much of a negative considering just how many of them are now available for the Warrior Priest!

Vermintide 2 screenshot of the Warrior Priest in action

In terms of his playstyle, the Warrior Priest is a support orientated melee career that can withstand a tremendous amount of punishment, and also help his allies do the same. His killing power seems a bit lower than usual, but considering how useful he can be in other ways, I have a feeling the Warrior Priest will easily manage to carve himself a niche.

As a final note, and given how the standards seem to be rising with each new career, I must admit I'm genuinely excited to see what will happen with Sienna's upcoming DLC. Not only is it for the flashiest character out of the bunch, but it'll also likely be the final DLC for Vermintide 2 before the team shifts fully to Darktide, and I doubt either Fatshark or Sienna will let go without a big ol' bang!

Whatever the future may bring, I'll make sure to let you know. For now, however, have fun with the Warrior Priest as it really is a good one!